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February 2, 1987
Approved for Release: 2016/03/23 C06496672 Director of 0,0k.c4t, t, Central . ! Intelligence (b)(3) National Intelligence Daily Monday 2 February 1987 (b)(3) To et CPAS NID 87-026JX 2 February 1987 (b)(3) Approved for Release: 2016/03/23 C06496672 Approved for Release: 2016/03/23 C06496672 To t (p)(3) INDIA-PAKISTAN: Talks Extended (b)(1) Indian and Pakistani negotiators on Saturday proposed a mutual freeze in border deployments and scheduled a third day of talks to defuse tensions. Military activity in India remains high, and the Pakistani Air Force is about to bealn a major exercise. the Indian and Pakistani Foreign Secretaries(agreed in principle on Saturday to halt militar movements to the border as a first step in reducing tensions the two sides, which had been schedule to issue a joint communique extended talks through teclay 02 AL to discuss measures to deescalate ensions. (b)(3) 7..1 Comment: India is likely to accept only an agreement on a mutual drawdown on border forces and reassurances of each side's intent´┐Ż, and to press Pakistan to return its forces to peacetime positions´┐Ż while rebuffing any Pakistani attempts for longer term confidence- building measures. Meanwhile, the apparently businesslike and constructive tone of the meetings has already begun to reduce tensions in both capitals. An agreement limited to freezing deployments will offer little to reduce border tensions in areas where both sides occupy forward positions. Continuing troop movements-ancLin.complete-ititel4isawaGe will make it difficult for either country to monitor the freeze :-TSEicrot- (b)(1) (b)(3) (b)(3) (b)(3) (b)(3) 2 2 February 1987 Approved for Release: 2016/03/23 C06496672